Masques of Cupid

Paperback | February 7, 2012

byEvangeline Wilbour Blashfield

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1901 Excerpt: ... A SURPRISE PARTY Scene A bedroom. Gas turned down. Foils, masks, boxinggloves, crops, and photographs of actresses on the walls. Left, a French window; centre, a door; right, a small bed and a wardrobe. Left centre, a toilet-table with chair before it. Right centre, an arm-chair. Enter from door centre Dodo and Polly in ball costume. POLLY Oh! Dodo, wasn't it a glorious dance! Do you suppose they'll all be like this one? Dodo, turning up the gas and going to the toilet-table No, they will not. Polly, seating herself in the arm-chair Why? Dodo, removing her opera-cloak Because you can't always be just eighteen, and the others will not be your first balls. And then things will grow complicated. POLLY How? Do tell me. Dodo, going to the window Ugh! this room smells of tobacco-smoke. Do you mind if I open the window? ( Turning and seeing Polly comfortably settled in the arm-chair.) You little wretch! you're going to stay for a gossip, and you mustn't take cold. (Goes back to toilet-table and sits down.) What a bad glass! POLLY You won't find it luxurious here, camping out in brother Harry's quarters. DODO It's more luxurious than the prospect of turning out of my own room at seven o'clock for the man who is coming to take up the carpet. Here, in this hermitage at the top of the house, I can sleep late undisturbed and dream of your triumphs. Polly, making a military salute I feel like a recruit who is praised by a veteran; but my success is all due to your manoeuvres. Dodo, taking off her gloves and putting a silk bag, containing keys, tablets, etc., on the table I've had experience enough to give you a fair start. I didn't introduce you to any intellectuals, or to any men who understand only the theory of waltzing, did I? Generally, I hate chaperoning girls, b...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1901 Excerpt: ... A SURPRISE PARTY Scene A bedroom. Gas turned down. Foils, masks, boxinggloves, crops, and photographs of actresses on the walls...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:46 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217231942

ISBN - 13:9780217231947

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